Manhattan (Hardcover)

Mapping the Story of an Island

By Jennifer Thermes

Harry N. Abrams, 9781419736551, 64pp.

Publication Date: August 6, 2019

List Price: 19.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.

About the Author

Jennifer Thermes is a map illustrator and the author-illustrator of books for children, including Charles Darwin’s Around-the-World Adventure and Grandma Gatewood Hikes the Appalachian Trail. She lives in Connecticut.

Praise For Manhattan: Mapping the Story of an Island

"The vibrant history that unfolds will hold children's attention through repeated viewings."

— Kirkus Reviews

"Thermes, also a map illustrator, shows off her skills with detailed maps that reveal the origins of Broadway, Wall Street, and other landmarks . . . This slice of American history is a gem."

— Booklist

"Like Manhattan itself, much is packed into this handsomely illustrated history."

— Publishers Weekly

"The maps, colorful illustrations, and accessible text present a comprehensive history of Manhattan as an island and a good introduction to the study of urban growth for students of all ages."

— School Library Journal

"A fascinating account of New York City's development from the time of the Lenape people to the present day."

— Shelf Awareness

"The history in the book is as much an abundance as its pictures . . . a splendid homage."

— The Horn Book